A Year of Gun Deaths

The Gun Control Debate Overlooks Two-Thirds of Gun Deaths

After the Newtown shootings, Slate started keeping a database of gun-related deaths and writing about them. The project was an interesting exercise (is, I should say — they haven’t given up) in trying to capture the full picture of a story. What they found was something interesting: that if you follow news reports you see a very different picture of gun deaths than if you follow causes of death from inside the CDC.

They also wrote about what they learned from the process.